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#NewPlay Festival

Extras & Insights

In Rehearsal

A Traveling Circus: Agnes Under the Big Top, A Tall Tale videotext
Discover how theaters around the world joined together in this unique process.
Following a Fascination: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo photostext
Learn how a short article inspired this Pulitzer-prize nominated play.
Pushing Boundaries at the End of the World photostext
How an Asian American Theatre and a Children's Theatre journeyed together beyond this world.
Inviting the Audience to the Rodeo: I’ve Never Been So Happy photosvideotextlink
Experience the distinctive style of Austin’s Rude Mechs.
Building a Community: John Steinbeck’s Pastures of Heaven photostext
Explore how one community became integral to this new play.
Finding a Way to Maturity: Marcus, or The Secret of Sweet photostextlink
How a gifted young writer finished his unique trilogy.
From Words to Wheels: The Provenance of Beauty text
Director Melanie Joseph gives a special peak into how this imaginative bus tour came to be.

From the Wings

The Inside Scoop: A Conversation with Vijay Mathew text
Vijay Mathew, Coordinator of Round One of the NEA New Play Development Program, talks the whole process.
Calling All New Plays: The Guidelines for Submission text
Take a look at what rules and guidelines the applicants were following.
Telling Their Stories: Talking with the #NewPlay Fest Artists photostext
Some of the finalists talk about “why these stories.”

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